2008 Land Rover LR2 HSE

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The Landies are back with a new trim level for the Freelander replacement. It's the LR2 HSE. The package includes body-color bumpers, rear spoiler, titanium door handles and 19" metal at the wheels. Never make an unstylish entrance at IKEA on snowy days again.


Press Release

2008 LR2 HSE

Irvine, Calif, August 23, 2007 - Since its introduction in April 2007 the all-new Land Rover LR2 has enjoyed strong sales and to reinforce its line-up in the U.S., Land Rover North America today announced the introduction of a new and enhanced derivative - the LR2 HSE

This new version has a sportier stance than the LR2 SE due to body color bumpers and side sills, a rear spoiler, titanium door handles and 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Changes to the interior see 8x6-way power adjustable seats and a storage box with a sliding cover.

"The LR2 reflects Land Rover's dynamic design, with a smart and spacious interior and an abundance of advanced technologies. It has been very well received around the world since its introduction," said Phil Popham, Land Rover's Managing Director. "The HSE version offers subtle changes for those customers seeking a slightly different look to their LR2."

All of the technical highlights of the LR2 SE are carried over into to the HSE model. These include a 3.2-liter inline-six engine that develops 230 bhp and provides 0-60 mph acceleration in 8.4 seconds (0-100 km/h in 8.9 seconds).

The engine is matched to a new six-speed automatic transmission, with Land Rover's CommandShift™ offering manual sequential gear changes when required. There is also a driver-selectable sport mode for even more responsive performance.


The LR2 HSE is packed with technologies to improve both on-road and off-road performance. Land Rover's unique Terrain Response™ system is standard, making off-road use easier. Other advanced technologies include a new permanent intelligent all-wheel-drive system for superior traction and better on-road fuel economy. The patented Gradient Release Control works in conjunction with Hill Descent Control to improve driver confidence and control when releasing the brakes on steep and slippery slopes.

The LR2 HSE will be available November 1, 2007 at Land Rover retailers nationwide.


Al Navarro

I went with my buddy to drop his Disco off for service and saw one of these. It's nice and all, but why would you pay so much for so little?

FWIW, my wife went across the state of PA recently in an XC90 with her mom (owner of the Volvo) and our kids and said that it A) has no power compared to the Pilot and B) reports that the Pilot is more comfortable over the long haul.

No, I am not sponsored by Honda....who may have lost my business with that ugly nose they slapped on the new Accord. A3 anyone?